Government Funded VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

Do you dream of becoming a massage therapist? Learn the skills and carve your own massage career within 5 months.

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4.81 (21 vote)
220 students enrolled
Tutors: Rita Behar
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Course Highlights

Only one full day and one half day a week for 17 weeks

Career in the beauty industry

No experience needed

Valuable certificate accredited by VTCT

96% Pass Rate

Choose this course if:

You want to provide the ultimate pamper experience to clients
You are patient
You love chatting to people
You are open to learn new ideas and techniques
You have a great eye for detail
You thrive from being busy
You want your clients to walk away feeling beautiful and confident

The course is designed for those who have no experience but are passionate to start a new career and learn techniques to enhance their employment in the beauty industry.

Do you want…

*A career that fits into your life commitments
*To book your own clients and charge your own prices
*To work as a massage therapist in a spa or salon or be a freelance massage therapist
*To use your creative skills to transform and beautify your clients
*Enhance your beauty techniques and make money from your passion
*To start a new career today!

If you…

*Have no experience
*Have limited time to study
*Don’t want to spend years as a massage therapist apprentice
*Can’t pay upfront to fund your new career
*Are determined to create a better future your family
*Long for financial security in a career you love
Then you are in the right place at JUST the right time

By the end of this course will you will know

Communicate effectively to understand how to treat and care for your client
How to maintain your own personal action plan for your well being to ensure you are progressing but keeping a good work life balance
Perform an invigorating Swedish body massage with a variation of techniques to suit the clients needs
Promote deep relaxation and relieve tension in the body with the hot and cold stone therapy
Relieve stress and renew energy levels with Indian head massage techniques with and without the use of pre-blended oils
Holistically treat clients unwanted symptoms and promote relaxation with the use of pre-blended aromatherapy oils
Maintain a safe and hygienic working practice

You also get:

Unlimited guidance and strategic planning sessions with our careers advisor and access after you graduate. He will work with you to discover what career path you enjoy in the nail industry and help to set you up for employment, no matter what avenue you choose, e.g freelance, rent a chair in a salon or opening up your own salon. You also have free access to our vacancy database to help you find employment when you graduate.

Access to the FREE website builder

You don’t have to rely on willpower and panic to create your professional website, or even pay a penny to a web hosting company.

Take full advantage of our FREE website builder that includes everything from your portfolio, an about me page to a contact form where clients can request your services by sending you an email that will be redirected to your personal email address.

It’s simple, create your quick website using the pre-edited sections, all you have to do is plug in your personality, upload your photos and you are ready to book clients!

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised VTCT Level 3 Diploma certificate, recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC)

You can work in the massage industry straight away as a freelance beauty massage therapist, be employed in a salon or spa, or choose to develop your skills with further training.

You can complete this course in just 5 months!

Learn from Industry Professionals:

At CPBA we have 10 Years of experience in Government funding and employment strategies for people wanted to gain a career in the beauty industry. We have helped 5,000 job seekers go from struggling to land a job interview to living their dream job in as little as 6 months.

How long is the course?

You can graduate in 20 weeks by attending 1 full day and 1 half day at our salon. This is your fast track way to launch a new career. You NEED to have a passion in massage therapy and commit to practising the techniques in your spare time to fully benefit from the quick pace.

How will I learn?

You will be tutored by a beauty industry professional who will guide you through practical lessons with practise on yourself, other clients, manicure hands and real clients. They will push you to reach your goals and you will be assessed on your theory skills with written assignments to make sure you fully understand the importance of nail anatomy.

Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19 you will learn the theory through online live sessions using Zoom application, and you will come to our centre for the practical part of your training. In the classroom you have the tutors full attention by working in a small group with 12* other students.

*Until we can go back to normal, there will be maximum 6-7 learners in the classroom at the same time and the necessary PPE (face shield/mask, hand sanitiser) will be provided.

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Requirements

*Aged 19 or over
*A passion to work as a massage therapist
*To wear a black uniform including black flat shoes

How to pay for the course:

The total cost of the course is £3,345 but you may be eligible for funding.

What career opportunities do I have?

You can work…

  • In a commercial salon
  • In your own retail concession area in a larger department store
  • Be Independent, go self-employed, be mobile, work as a home-based massage therapist
  • Work on a cruise ship
  • Work in a gym

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised VTCT Level 2 Diploma certificate, recognised by the UK’s leading barbering association (BBA). You can choose to graduate as a State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council.You can work in the hair industry straight away as a junior men’s hairdresser. or choose to develop your skills with further training.

About the Tutors

Rita Behar
Further Info

5 Instructor Rating
3201 Reviews
3297 Students
2 Courses

I teach L3 Beauty and L3 Massage here at CPBA
I am very passionate about giving learners the best experience and to motivate them to enjoy the subject and to also see them progress to outstanding therapists and able to gain employment.
I have found that I can create a good rapport with learners and I am inspired to share my knowledge and expertise. I always wanted to be a teacher from a young age, but circumstances put that on hold, but when I returned years later as a student, I found that this was all I ever wanted to be.
My areas of expertise are:
Skincare, holistic therapies, hair removal – waxing, epilation and laser, eye treatments ranging from tinting to single lash extensions.
I do not have any spare time, as my career encompasses most of my time, but on the occasion, I do have time, I love peace and quiet on a beach in an exotic location!!
Having clients leave feeling they have had an amazing treatment, this gives me a lot of satisfaction. There are such a wide variety of treatments to learn and share.
My favourite treatment to have is body scrub, following by aromatherapy massage, I feel relaxed and my skin feels brand new!!

Reviews

  • V
    Valentin

    The teacher explained everything very well.

  • DM
    Dorota M.

    The course was great and I got a job straight after I finished.

  • FE
    Florin E.
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    Karina M.

    The training was very interesting and also entertaining. The tutor was very knowledgeable. The things I learn will help me to build a career in the industry.

  • II
    Inga I.

    Very nice course. Friendly people.

  • DB
    Doncho B.

    Lot of practice which was very helpful.

  • CD
    Cassiana D.
  • TS
    Tatiana S.

    I found a new job after I completed the course so I’m very happy.

  • AP
    Angela P.

    Perfect. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and grow.

  • JG
    Julian G.

    My tutor was amazing. The qualification benefited me because now I have the skills of a massage therapist and the certificate to prove it.

  • IT
    Ioana T.
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    Irena J.

    My skills are greatly improved in massage.

  • GG
    Gitana G.
  • DFC
    Daniela Felicia C.
  • MM
    Miklos M.
  • AN
    Alexandra N.

    Excellent teaching and practice.

  • KB
    Kitti B.
  • IK
    Istvan K.

    The teacher was very professional and helpful all the time.

  • OMV
    Oana Maria V.

    The teacher was very good. I learn new things and met new people.

  • SS
    Sorina Stan

    The best things about the training are meeting new people and learn new skills.

  • LS
    Lorena S.

    Everything was quite easy and clear.

I realy enjoyed the class meetingsHealy she was realy nice and helpfulI realy liked every minutes. Thank you for al I learnThank you so much
kovacs dorina
kovacs dorina
18:34 26 Jun 22
Course was taught by a tutor who was very good in her field of work. I learnt so much and really want to do another course with the company
Kelly Holden
Kelly Holden
15:29 24 Jun 22
Vera Lucia Major Carvalho Barbosa
Vera Lucia Major Carvalho Barbosa
14:39 23 Jun 22
This is a beauty academy, who decided to begin a dental nursing course, I have been working in Dentistry for 18 years .I was asked by this academy to help with structuring the course content and teach for them, However they have only 1 student, who did not turn up for the lesson. and for this reason the academy refused to pay me for my hours which i dedicated to delivering the lesson, This academy is very unprofessional. I have worked for various academies and colleges and still do. This is the first time i have experienced non payment for my time, because their ONE! student did not attend lesson. my fault? how?.Super unprofessional.
P K
P K
09:10 04 May 22
dovile sirmaite
dovile sirmaite
20:01 04 Apr 22
Penny Christoforou
Penny Christoforou
13:02 22 Mar 22
Michelle Johns
Michelle Johns
20:43 07 Mar 22
Laura Boaten
Laura Boaten
09:24 01 Mar 22
Robyn Houston
Robyn Houston
13:01 28 Feb 22
Kelly Wickenden
Kelly Wickenden
12:26 26 Feb 22
Tania Sousa
Tania Sousa
22:37 22 Feb 22
I have done 2 course with CPBA the teachers are so helpful courses were fantastic I would definitely recommend to others
Deborah Henry
Deborah Henry
21:37 17 Feb 22
I’m only giving 1* because I finished my course In August and still I haven’t received any diploma which means I can’t find work 🙄There is more than 6 months and nobody seems to care to provide me with my diploma. I spent every week 2 hours traveling to get to the course and learn plus to get the qualifications,but still here I am with no job in the industry because they are requesting my qualifications which I can’t provide
Mihaela Tereza Martinas
Mihaela Tereza Martinas
05:27 11 Feb 22
I am completely outraged by the work of CPBA and I do not recommend this school to anyone! I wanted to study Beauty Therapist L2, so before starting the course registration I asked several times what days the training would take place and I was assured that everything would take place on SATURDAYS and TUESDAYS. Since my agenda is very busy, just because a full day of training would have taken place on a SATURDAY, I agreed to fill out an application. When all the paperwork was in place, I received an email that the course would take place on MONDAYS and TUESDAYS! I tried to send them an email to get an explanation of why everything had changed and why I had not been notified of the possible changes! Nobody wanted to reply to me back! My emails were ignored! I intend to report this school to the Department of Education! They took out a loan from the government on my behalf and I can’t even attend the course and come to school because of the changed dates! I am very angry!
Aurelija Ozarinskienė
Aurelija Ozarinskienė
10:03 04 Feb 22
Excellent hairdressing course! My tutor offered me all the support I needed. Friendly staff.
Andreea Dedu
Andreea Dedu
13:00 30 Oct 21
RB PRH
RB PRH
05:45 30 Oct 21
Tania Popa
Tania Popa
19:54 29 Oct 21
Rubbish!! I attended the college at Leyton. It was a government funded course and we were meant to receive a bursary to help pay for our travel etc, as I was travelling by train for 1 and a half hours to get there. In total I spent up to £16 a day to get there. They lied to us about the bursary saying that they didn’t do it. After contacting student finance, I found out they did in fact do bursary payments but once confronted they claimed that it was too late to apply. They were extremely rude and didn’t even try to help. They made us pay £160 for equipment that would’ve been a total of £50 on Amazon. The products were NOT GOOD AT ALL. CHEAP PRODUCTS!!! The communication and help they provided was terrible. When help was needed, I was ignored for about two weeks before I got a response.This is not worth it at allAVOID THIS PLACE, ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS THEIR MONEY.In response to the owners reply, your colleagues have given false information because that is what we were told after finding out about the bursary. I have no intentions of travelling that far, I just wanted to give my honest review.
Faheema Yousofi
Faheema Yousofi
19:09 27 Oct 21
Very disappointing waste of time and money unfortunately, bad managed and poor teaching from beauty level 3 . Unfortunately one year after still haven’t received the certificate
Mariela Stratieva
Mariela Stratieva
15:18 26 Oct 21
G S
G S
07:48 12 May 21
Great collage best one I've ever gone 2
Tessa Jane d
Tessa Jane d
12:01 09 Apr 21
Very disappointed! Wont recommend for anyoneFinish hairdressing course through lockdown ? Via zoom camera ? What joke is that?After more then 9months didn’t received my diploma!!! Stuff is ignoring our msg, that’s ridiculous
Deimontu Lina
Deimontu Lina
20:04 27 Mar 21
Maria Madalina Amariei
Maria Madalina Amariei
17:35 21 Mar 21
I love doing their courses , soon there will be none left for me to do online , ive learnt a completely different trade all together which i never thought id ever do , i never thought pass in a million years! Everyone ive done ive passed 1st time im so proud of myself! And thank you to the college as well for teaching me too. I would recommend this college, as its got me in to nottingham college so thank you x
Lisa Bees
Lisa Bees
16:21 17 Mar 21
enjoyable and easy way to learn
Chloe
Chloe
18:08 10 Mar 21
Everything was straight forward and some one was always available when I needed help
Robyn
Robyn
10:24 08 Mar 21
I attended in the leyton branch. I have the admit staff were friendly tutor manjola was an excellant teacher i learnt alot and i am a confident hairdresser. But we my whole class (except one) has not recieved our certification we finished july 2020 and still recieved nothing but excuses. I think this is ridiculous. For ages there was no reply at all. We were promised support anytime which we never got.
Jas Raj
Jas Raj
10:09 10 Feb 21
Bibi Lola
Bibi Lola
16:47 10 Jan 21
Just completed gel nail course which was held online due to covid. It was fabulous! So much covered it such a short time without skipping any corners. I feel really lucky to have seen this advertised on Facebook and accepted from application.The course required quick English and maths test along with a small deposit with the promise of a £5 Amazon voucher upon registration. On completion of the course the deposit is refunded.I got the voucher and also having completed the course was also refunded my deposit.The course was held on Zoom so didn't even have to leave the house. I found it very easy to follow and ask questions if needed. All our lessons have been uploaded onto YouTube for our reference after if needed.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Although I found the initial application process quite tricky the actual lessons and treatments learned were fabulous.I would definitely sign up for another. The tutor was lovely and very patient and I am really impressed with how everything was done easy on a screen. Way better than travelling to courses and I hope these become a way of teaching for the future. The group I was in for my classes was quite small (I think 7 or 8) so that was nice as well as smaller classes are easier to follow
Katrina Amethyst
Katrina Amethyst
21:03 14 Aug 20
danijela gabric
danijela gabric
15:09 10 Aug 20
I took the online short course for 3 different courses during lockdown and I’m glad I did! Very supportive and opened up so many opportunities for me. Thank you CPBA xx
Sade.Jadexo
Sade.Jadexo
14:02 17 Jul 20
The course made me more confident in my skills as a nail technician. The days fit around my schedule which was really good.
Floyd Harper
Floyd Harper
20:51 16 Jul 20
I have truly enjoyed this short Barbering course. I have learned so much in such a short time so much more than i was excepting, theory and practical. My tutor Syreeta Parris was amazing, so patient, easy going and so informative. The group were lovely and this course was so easy to follow. I loved the live recordings and any clips were send to you the next day by email. I loved it. The CPBA staff were very quick to respond to any emails and you were always kepted in the loop. Thank you again a skill for life.
mary gulliver
mary gulliver
16:14 11 Jul 20
The Eyelash Extension course was great! Maisie was a great tutor, she really helped us all understand the theory and her demonstrations were informative - in now have a new career!
Phoenix Skincare & Ink
Phoenix Skincare & Ink
17:07 02 Jul 20
Very professional approach, nice and helpful teachers. I am very happy with this school ❤️
Katarzyna Krawczyk
Katarzyna Krawczyk
12:05 21 Jun 20
I loved the classic lash online course! Tutor was amazing and communication was excellent! Everyone was very knowledgable and nothing was ever too much of an ask. Thank you Candor I will be seeing you again!
Hannah Marie Pengelly
Hannah Marie Pengelly
15:20 19 Jun 20
Sorry, recruitment has been stopped for this course, but if you'd like to be considered in the future please Fill in the form to get more information
I understand by submitting my details I will be contacted by CPBA with information about their courses and surveys related to their courses (not with spam we promise)